A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:58 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020068010. Id of event: pr2020068010. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9341 West, latitude 17.8921 North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 04:02:58 / March 8, 2020 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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